The Netherlands have fresh products that enrich their cuisine. Highlights include Texel lamb, asparagus from Limburg, fresh fish from the North Sea and seafood from Zeeland.

But without a doubt, Holland is known worldwide for its cheeses. It is a country with great cheese tradition. Probably the best known are those of Edam and Gouda, soft cheeses that bear the name of the city in which they began to be manufactured. There are many more, with different flavours and textures. You can taste them in the shops of Amsterdam and in the markets of the cities of Alkmaar, Edam and Gouda.

The typical Dutch dishes are:

  • Bitterballen: croquettes usually made with beef.
  • Groentesoep met balletjes: vegetable soup with meatballs.
  • Hutspot: mashed potatoes with carrots and onions. Normally it is served with klapstuk.
  • Klapstuk: braised beef.
  • Kruidnoten: spice cookies (ginger, cinnamon, anise and pepper) typical to have in Nicholas.
  • Stamppot: mashed potatoes with vegetables.
  • Stroopwafel: cookie consisting of two waffles joined with caramel.
  • Suikerbrood: sugar loaf. It is typical of the province of Friesland.

There are many restaurants in Amsterdam with national and international food for all tastes and budgets. It is even possible to have dinner on a boat touring the canals. There are many options to choose from.

If you want to enjoy typical Dutch food, don’t miss the Greetje restaurant

If you like sweets and don’t mind queuing up, try these fantastic chocolate cookies filled with white chocolate, Van Stapele only sells these types of cookies. 

“Eet smakelijk” – Enjoy your meal!

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